SBI investigates fatal shooting involving Leland officer

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Posted: Dec 10, 2016 7:12 PM

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation says it's looking into a shootout in which a police officer was wounded and a suspect was killed.

A statement from the bureau Saturday said Leland Police Officer Jacob Schwenk responded to call Friday night. It adds that Schwenk encountered Brent Quinn and the two exchanged gunfire.

The StarNews of Wilmington reports Schwenk suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his legs. The SBI said Quinn died in the shootout. The SBI said it will provide a criminal investigative report to the district attorney's office when it is complete.

Lt. Jeremy Humphries, a Leland Police spokesman, told The Associated Press the officer was placed on administrative leave as is routine in such cases. He says Schwenk is white, Quinn also.

Humphries declined to release further details.